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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Goods and Services Auction Update
Remarkable People
Jim Moore's Memorial May 15th
Important Budget Meeting Dates
Social Concerns Committee News
Refreshment Coordinator Needed
RE Schedule Update
Power in Your Congregation Workshop
Annual Sly Park Camping Trip
Upcoming Dates
May 13:

May 14:
Remarkable People

May 15:
Jim Moore's Memorial
Read Obituary

May 16:
Congregational Budget Meeting

May 20:
Exploring Spirituality Adult Ed.

May 22:
View Auction Page

May 23:
Congregational Annual Meeting

May 27:


June 6:
Coming of Age Service

June 13:
End of Year Potluck
Last Day of RE

June 23-27:
UUA General Assembly

July 8-11:

Sly Park Camping Trip
email Mikey

Sept 12:
Intergenerational Ingathering

Sept 19:
RE resumes

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We cherish
diversity and
welcome among us
people of all races,
cultures, ages,
abilities, sexual
orientations, and
faith perspectives.

GUESTS are always welcome.
Sunday worship is a time for
inspiration, renewal, and connection.

Join adults during the first part of the
service, and then attend Religious
Education classes. Nursery and
toddler care is provided during the
11:00 service.

in the
Fireside Room follows the services.
Come, join us!

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Rev. Chip Wright

Director of Religious Education:
Linda Haumann

Janette Morrow

Director of Music:
Philip Hildreth

Milton Wong

Pastoral Care:
Chairs: Carol Littrell 883-9676
Minister's Schedule
Tues., Wed., Thurs.
10:00am to 3:00 pm.

Or available by appt.:
phone (415)479-4131

Email Rev Chip at: minister@uumarin.org

May 13, 2010
Issue #64
chaliceSunday Worship Service    

Sunday, May 16th, 11:00 AM
"To Believe or Not"
Rev. Chip Wright with Joyce Rhodes, Worship Associate

We will be celebrating our New Members Welcome Sunday!  On their behalf we will explore belief which is a powerful and fascinating human trait, holding a prominent role in both religion and the spiritual journey.

View and Print May Services

Read Past Sermons Online

Contemplative Service

May 16th, 9:00 AM Service

Our Lay led Contemplative Service is from 9:00-9:50 am on Sundays (not available in summer), Readings introduce a silent period to reflect on a topic or idea, followed by an opportunity to share individual thoughts.

Dream BIG (and often)
Sat May 22, 7-9:30 pm

The Goods and Services auction is coming...

The Dream BIG (and often) Goods and Services Auction is almost here. Is it on your calendar?  Come join us for the best and most unusual auction ever. Bring your friends and neighbors.  Preview items in the Auction catalog. Better to decide what you want from the comfort of your home. The catalog contains 87 distinct items and it's growing. There is something for everyone.

Child care available. Beverages for sale and light snacks free. Items must be paid for on the night of the auction. Cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard all accepted.

Proxy bidding: If you will be out of town the night of the auction and have a trusted friend who can bid for you please contact Dick Park rmpark162@att.net or Phil Smith pfsmith66@att.net for their assistance. We don't want to lose your business.

Important dates:
In order for our computer team to set up the auction the following deadlines are in place:
Prebidding closes at 5 pm Saturday May 15 and the highest bid recorded will become the initial opening bid on auction night.  Donation forms and items must be turned into the community room by Sunday May 16. (there is a box marked auction for them.)

SO LOOK AT THE AUCTION CATALOG, FINISH YOUR PREBIDDING AND GET READY FOR THE AUCTION. (the catalog will remain online for viewing when the prebidding closes and until the auction.)
Prebidding or viewing of items

There is  now a bidding war going on over the Sol Food gift card.  If you don't get in on this  there are many other restaurant gift certificates.

Print and View Flyers  for neighbors and friends

Members, bring a (non-member) guest and you and your guest will each get a free raffle ticket!  Get a free raffle ticket for each guest you bring.  Prize to be announced.
 Remarkable People

Remarkable People will meet on Friday, May 14 in the Fireside Room at 7:30 p.m.  Our speakers will be two of our very active members Board Treasurer, Margaret Johnston and Dick Park who is very involved in many of our committees.

Carolyn Bopp and Carole Rosvold will host and provide a snack and a sip between speakers.  See you on the hill!

 Jim Moore's Memorial Service
 May 15th

Jim Moore's memorial service will be held Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 AM The service in Fellowship Hall will be followed by a reception in the Courtyard.
 Members: Mark Your Calendars for Two Important Budget Meeting!

Two important meetings regarding the budget are coming up.  On Sunday, May 16, after the service, there will be a meeting to discuss the budget and for the Board to receive any comments or concerns from members of the congregation.  Then on May 23, there will be a congregational meeting after the service to vote to adopt the budget.  A copy of the budget can be found in the "members only" section of the web page.  You may also call the office to request a copy. 

We move into the coming budget year in slightly better shape than last year.  The large deficit we anticipate has been mitigated by additional pledge, gifts and fundraising incomes, and the frugality of staff and committees has reduced spending.  The budget projected for next year, which is predicated on more optimistic estimates of pledge and fundraising incomes, show a smaller, but not insignificant deficit.

The budget addresses all essential ongoing services, maintains all current employees at current rates and hours, and provides funds requested by committees.  It does not include some important elements, including repayment of the endowment loan, fair share contributions to UUA and PCD, or any increase in rate or hours for any of the staff.

Regarding the endowment, please be aware that adoption of this budget will defer payment on the $200,000 endowment loan another year.  If you have particular concerns about this, or any other aspect of the budget, please come to the meeting on May 16, or if you are unable to do so, contact the Treasurer, Margaret Johnston or the President, Jennifer Gennari

 Social Concerns Committee News

UUCM Social Activist Gets Green Award
marin coyote
Having spent 14 of her 92 years on the Board of the Marin Conservation League, Inka Benton has received a Lifetime Environmental Leadership Award.  She is honored for "putting the environmental ethic into daily practice and inspiring others to follow her example."  And, as some of us have noticed, she ain't done yet!

Marin Desalination Initiative needs signatures to be on November Ballot 
The Social concerns committee is also proud of our own indomitable, indefatigable Katherine DaSilva Jain
Neither broken bones nor wheelchairs nor leg casts can
slow down her perpetual commitment to social action.
This time, she's gathering hundreds of signatures
against (the misguided) desalination of bay water.

Marin Water Coalition has more information.
Refreshment Coordinator Needed for 2010-2011 Church Year

Refreshment coordinator needed for church year Sept, 2010 to June 2011. Job entails reminding members of upcoming dates for them to provide refreshments, make coffee and clean up kitchen afterwards.

This is a simple way to keep this well-loved part of Sunday morning running smoothly.  Joanne Derby will train you.  Many hands make light work!  Especially when coordinated.

Contact Joanne Derby
RE Schedule Update

Power in Your Congregation
(or Governance101)
with Gini Courter, UUA Moderator

Saturday, May 15, 9:30 am-12:00 noon
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
(Event is free, childcare provided)

For information: office@uusanmateo.orgor 650-342-5946 x 11.
Annual Summer Family Camping Trip
to Sly Park: July 8-11

This year the dates are Thursday, July 8th through Sunday, July 11th.
More information about Sly Park.

The cost is reasonable, generally about $20 per vehicle per night (pets are $5/night extra).

There are still a few spots available!

Please send me an email (mikey@biosearchtech.com) or give me a call (415.320.5054) to let me know you want to be a part of this trip, or if you have any questions.

Mikey.sly park trail
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